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Fox News Commentator Compares Confederate Flag to LGBT Flag

A rainbow-colored Confederate flag.

  Yesterday, conservative commentator Star Parker made a guest appearance on “Fox & Friends.” What followed was an egregious comparison between the Confederate flag and the LGBT flag. “The same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up,” Parker stated. […]

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How Many of These Covert Acts of Racism Have You Experienced?

A close-up of an African American behind a fence.

  There’s an alarming number of Americans who believe racism no longer exists. But talk to any person of color and they’ll tell you that it certainly does. Part of the reason people believe that racism is no longer an issue is because blatant, overt acts of racism such as slavery and segregation have been […]

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West Virginia Mayor Resigns After Racist Facebook Post Goes Viral

A letter of resignation with a pen on top of it.

  Beverly Whaling, Mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned following her involvement in a racist social media post. It all started when Pamela Taylor, Director of Clay County Development Corporation, created a prejudiced Facebook post aimed at First Lady Michelle Obama. After the election, Taylor posted the following status on her page: “It will […]

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Zendaya Poignantly Responds to Criticism of Hair

Zendaya 2015 Oscars

E!’s Fashion Police, a show that was formerly hosted by the notoriously harsh Joan Rivers, has sparked controversy for a comment one of its hosts made about Zendaya after the Oscars on Sunday night. Zendaya is an 18-year-old Disney actress and musician who attended the 87th Academy Awards over the weekend, wearing a gorgeous white […]

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Happy Birthday Audre Lorde!

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Today is the birthday of late activist and author Audre Lorde. Lorde was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, mother, and civil rights activist. For many, Lorde and her writings are the embodiment of feminism; her works tied together issues of both race and gender that paved the way for talks about intersectional feminism. […]

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Video Blogger Franchesca Ramsey Explains How To Be An Ally

Franchesca Ramsey video blogger

Earlier this month, it was announced that the NYPD officer who caused the death of unarmed Eric Garner would not be indicted for the actions that led to his death. This incident, coupled with the similarly baffling and upsetting grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of […]

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NPR Breaks Ground by Refusing to Address Washington NFL Team by Name

NPR refuses to call NFL football team by name

The Washington Redskins continue to receive criticism for owner Dan Snyder’s refusal to change the NFL team’s offensive name. Recently, when Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones asked Native American activists what they thought of the name, one explained, “It’s a name that compares, disables, and disenfranchises our population.” Another activist points out that the “most popular […]

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Theodore Wafer Found Guilty in the Murder of Renisha McBride

Renisha McBride

Earlier this month, a jury in Detroit found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride. Wafer originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming self-defense in the fatal shooting of the 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly seeking help after a car accident. According to The Huffington Post, “McBride appeared at […]

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The Changing Climate of Stand Your Ground

march for Trayvon

July 13th marked the one-year anniversary of the day that George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Martin’s death sparked massive national conversations about racism, gun regulations, and Stand Your Ground, a controversial law that removes the duty to retreat from the elements of self-defense […]

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Supreme Court Backs Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court

Last month, a Michigan proposal to rid of affirmative action in the state’s public universities proved successful with backing from the Supreme Court. According to Adam Liptak for The New York Times, “In a fractured decision that revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities, the Supreme […]

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